The 2021 Precedent Setter Awards

Meet six emerging lawyers who have mastered their fields and spearheaded meaningful change in the community

The best lawyers triumph on two stages. In their practices, they produce legal work at the highest level. The top litigators win paradigm-shifting cases in court, while the leading solicitors help clients solve the thorniest problems behind the scenes. But these lawyers also drive change in the community. You’ll find them advancing diversity and standing up for the rights of the vulnerable.

The winners of this year’s Precedent Setter Awards have devoted their careers to that dual purpose. All in their first 10 years of practice, they shine in the legal arena and, at the same time, work to strengthen the social fabric.

The Winners

Dina Awad

Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

Stephen Aylward

Associate, Stockwoods LLP

Caitlyn Kasper

Senior staff lawyer, Aboriginal Legal Services

Aaron Baer

Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

Pam Hrick

Executive director and general counsel, LEAF

Cindy Kou

Associate, Gowling WLG

The Judges

Ranjan Agarwal, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

Carole Dagher, Vice-president, legal, Loblaw Companies Limited

Lisa Feldstein, Principal, Lisa Feldstein Law Office

Lindsay Scott, Partner, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

This story is from our Summer 2021 Issue.

Photography by Saty + Pratha; set design by Kristen Lim Tung; hair & makeup by Caroline Levin / P1M.